In the latest issue read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum, the CHF at Interliber, Christmas customs in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica, interviews with Ivo Jelušić, Mladen Pejnović, Darija Marjanović and much, much more.

The Christmas 2013 issue of Matica magazine was released in mid December, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover photo features award winning nativity scenes in Rome from the feature article on nativity scenes in Croatia. Also in the latest issue read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum, the CHF at this year’s Interliber fair, Christmas customs in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica, interviews with Ivo Jelušić, Mladen Pejnović, Darija Marjanović and much, much more.
Dear Matica magazine readers around the world, it is in your interest and ours that our monthly records every notable event from the places you live. We invite you, therefore, to work with us. Write us news items and send photos—work with us in creating the content of Matica magazine, by writing about what you would like to read about. Let’s make Matica a real bridge of Croatian unity.
At the close of the year the Matica editorial board wishes you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the 2014!

Content
CHF anniversary in Split
Best Villages meeting in Pinkovac
CHF: Croatian Minorities Forum
Donator’s evening in Munich
Interview: Ivo Jelušić
A referendum on marriage
Zagreb: CHF at Interliber
CFU: TamFest in Pittsburgh
Australia: 50 years of Croatian nuns
Chile: Croatian Literature Days
Interview: Mladen Pejnović
Argentina: B. A. Celebrates Croatia
Interview: Darija Marjanović
Symposium of the Croatian Academy of America
Croatian nativity scenes in Rome
Dubrovnik: an exhibition by collector Fra Rafael Romić
Christmas customs in Hrvatska Kostajnica
Žarko Domljan on the renovation of Parliament house
Pension taxation and residence
A new Croatian-Spanish dictionary
The CHF time machine
Anniversary of the passing of Father Francis Mihalić
Croatian Night in Frankfurt

Columns
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
Voice from Abroad (Jozo Župić)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)

Text by: Hrvoje Salopek